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Group Strength…Paddy Power Betfair delivers solid Q3 2017, upping its full-year guidance

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has delivered a positive Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), prompting the group to lift its full-year earnings expectations as the company undertakes a leadership transition. A strong period sports betting performance for PPB’s online and retail divisions saw the firm record a 9% increase in group revenues of £440 …

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Marketing & product refinements help GVC navigate quiet Q3 2016 sports calendar

Issuing its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has reported a continued strong corporate momentum, recording growth across its key metrics and KPIs. Despite competing against a tough Q3 2016 comparative period which featured the final stages of UEFA Euro 2016, GVC would report a 1% increase in daily wagering to €11.3 …

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Effective integrations see enlarged GVC post ‘solid’ H1 2017 performance

Presenting its H1 2017 interim results (period ending 30 June), FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has detailed strong progress across its digital assets as the company continues to integrate and align its enlarged operations. Detailing strong KPI gains across its sports betting and online casino divisions, GVC would record a 25% increase in group net gaming revenues to €486 million (H1 2016: …

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‘Exceptional costs’ sees 888 record $17 million losses for H1 2017

A turbulent first half of 2017, has seen FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings declare pre-tax losses of $17.3 million (H1 2016: £21.5 million), with the company impacted by ‘exceptional costs’ of +$50 million recorded during the period. Updating investors, 888 governance reported that the costs would offset a ‘record’ H1 performance for the company, as 888 recorded key metric …

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Ladbrokes Coral says no to GVC’s £3.6 billion takeover bid

The Financial Times has reported that FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has failed in its attempt to takeover UK market rival Ladbrokes Coral Plc. The business news source reports that Ladbrokes Coral governance had reviewed a £3.6 billion group takeover deal, aimed at creating ‘the outright UK gambling market leader’, by merging GVC’s digital gambling brands with Ladbrokes Coral retail and online …

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‘Digitally Ready’ William Hill to ramp up marketing

Looking forward to a new European football season, FTSE-listed William Hill is preparing to undertake a significant marketing outlay in order to entice customers back to its digital sports betting products. Presenting to investors, William Hill’s strategy update, new Chief Executive Philip Bowcock detailed that the bookmaker was planning dynamic marketing campaigns, focusing on customer engagement through its social media …

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Strained 888 implements international ‘cost efficiency’ measures

The governance of FTSE-listed online gambling operator 888 Holdings Plc has begun an international streamlining process which will see the company reduce its staff headcount as 888 seeks to reduce day-to-day operational costs. Last week Israeli business news sources reported that 888 governance would concentrate its cost reduction strategy within its Herzliya North Tel Aviv district office, which houses the …

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City views tough Q2 trading outlook for FTSE bookmakers

Industry market analysts are weary of FTSE listed operator stock performance, taking the position that ‘punter friendly’ sporting results, rising costs and a tough 2016 comparable period, will have hindered all-round Q2 trading. As FTSE-listed bookmakers prepare to announce their full H1 trading results this coming July and August. City analysts have placed a gloomy forecast for industry H2 performance, …

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Rank Group moves support teams to new Maidenhead office

Seeking to boost its operational capabilities, FTSE250 listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has moved its support staff to a new office located in the TOR Building of Maidenhead. The migration of support staff to Maidenhead forms part of Rank governance’s ongoing ‘organisational restructure’, which was announced during the firms H1 2016/17 interim results. At present, Rank is undertaking group-wide …

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Going Live…GVC launches ‘The Clubhouse’ live play studio

 FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has announced the launch of ‘The Clubhouse’, the firm’s proprietary live casino studio which will be integrated throughout GVC portfolio of gaming/betting sites. Detailing its new product launch, GVC has spent six months developing its Clubhouse live gaming studio proposition which will feature dozens of live blackjack and roulette tables. The Clubhouse has been …

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